I am not a big fan of salad, but I do have a soft spot for Japanese salad, mainly due to the lovely sesame dressing. The nuttiness and aroma of freshly toasted sesame seeds is what make this dressing a winner. To get the maximum flavor out of your sesame seeds, it is best if you dry toast them on a frying pan until golden brown and starts to vibrate. Then grind this freshly toasted sesame on a mortal and pestle (if you have one), or use a spice attachment for a blender which should do a fine job at turning this into lovely sesame seeds powder. Whisk the sesame powder with the rest of the dressing ingredients and you are in for a bit of salad heaven. ♥
Sarada No Gomae - Salad with Sesame Dressing
- Salad ingredients
- 1 lettuce, washed and drained, tear into bite size pieces
- 2 tomatoes, washed and drained, cut into bite size pieces
- 20 green beans, blanched and cut into bite size pieces
- 1 cucumbers, peeled and seeded, cut into bite size pieces
- 4 hard boiled eggs, cut into bite size pieces
- Sesame dressing (whisk together the following ingredients)
- 3 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted and grind into powder
- 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Lightly toss salad ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then divide into four individual salad bowls.
- Divide the dressing into four servings. Drizzle on top of the salad prior to serving.